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Date published: January 1, 2017

Variable Terrestrial GPS Telemetry Detection Rates: Parts 1 - 7—Data

Studies utilizing Global Positioning System (GPS) telemetry rarely result in 100% fix success rates (FSR). Many assessments of wildlife resource use do not account for missing data, either assuming data loss is random or because a lack of practical treatment for systematic data loss. Several studies have explored how the environment, technological features, and animal behavior influence...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Automated Reference Toolset (ART)—Data

These environmental raster covariate, geospatial vector data, and tabular data were compiled as input data for the Automated Reference Toolset (ART) algorithm.

Date published: January 1, 2017

Plant functional traits, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, 2012-2014—Data

These data were compiled or measured (depending on the trait) for 110 plant species which were documented in vegetation monitoring surveys in years 2012-2014 along the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park. New trait data was collected forspecific leaf area, stem specific gravity, δ13C, δ15N, percent carbon and nitrogen, and carbon/nitrogen ratio. Seed mass and...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Riparian Vegetation and Environmental Variables, Colorado River, 2014—Data

These data consist of species relative cover, percent cover of dead plant material, percent cover of soil and rock, and a variety of broad - and local- scale environmental variables. These data relate to sample sites along the Colorado River through Grand Canyon between Lees Ferry and river mile 245. The plant and ground cover data included here were originally collected as a part of annual...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Riparian vegetation classification of the Colorado River Corridor, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2013—Data

These data are classification maps of total riparian vegetation along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon from Glen Canyon Dam to Pearce Ferry in Arizona. The data are derived from interpretation of multispectral high resolution airborne imagery that was acquired in May 2013. The total vegetation data have the same 0.2-meter ground resolution as the imagery. These data have not undergone a...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Bioelectrical impedance analysis for an endangered desert fish—Data

These data were used to examine the effectiveness of a non-lethal tool (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis, "BIA") to estimate the physiological condition of endangered and threatened fishes in the Colorado River Basin. We conducted laboratory trials using hatchery-raised Humpback Chub and Bonytail and wild-captured Roundtail Chub, where fish were subjected to different feeding trials to...

Date published: January 1, 2017

Water classification of the Colorado River Corridor, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2013—Data

These data area classified maps of water in the Colorado River at a discharge of approximately 227 meters squared/second in Grand Canyon from Glen Canyon Dam to Pearce Ferry in Arizona. The data are derived from interpretation of multispectral high resolution airborne imagery that was acquired in May 2013. The water classification data have the same 0.2-meter ground resolution as the imagery....

Date published: January 1, 2017

Metabolic-hydaulic model Data

The data contained in this workbook were compiled to investigate the relationship between hydrology of the Colorado River and ecosystem metabolism parameters (i.e., primary production and ecosystem respiration). The workbook contains data exploring the link between Colorado River discharges and water velocity, which are depicted in figure 2 of the associated manuscript. The workbook also

Date published: January 1, 2017

Desert Tortoise Ecology and Precipitation, Mojave and Sonoran Deserts—Data

These estimated precipitation data were compiled using the WestMap web site (http://www.cefa.dri.edu/Westmap/). We selected pixels on the map shown on their web site that were in the core of our study areas: one near Palm Springs, California and the other at Sugarloaf Mountain in the Tonto National Forest of Arizona. WestMap uses PRISM data to...

Date published: January 1, 2017

USGS 2017 BRalston Ground Dwelling Arthropod Composition Data v3

These data were compiled from pitfall traps deployed at three sites, along a 25 kilometers (km) stretch of the Colorado River, immediately downstream of Glen Canyon Dam, in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Each site had both pre and post-dam riparian habitats present. The purpose of the sampling was to determine if arthropod abundance, diversity and feeding guilds differed betwee

Date published: January 1, 2017

Body size estimates for slider turtles in the United States, 1944-2010——Data

Table 1, compiles data from published studies of various subspecies of the slider turtle (Trachemys scripta) from throughout the native range of the species in the United States. Data include sample sizes of adult male and female turtles as well as various estimates of their body size as noted in the Comments column.

Date published: January 1, 2017

Community-level riparian plant traits, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, 2013-2015

These data were compiled based on field observations and available literature. Field observations of plant cover were made in September and October of 2013 and 2014, while trait measurements were made in September and October of 2014 and 2015. Field data was collected on sandbars along the Colorado River through Grand Canyon between river miles 0 and 226. Field measurements of specific leaf...